n. system that provides quantitative information about finances
Recent changes in accounting rules have forced companies in Britain to state much more accurately the true financial state of their pension funds.
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Lady Catherine observed, after dinner, that Miss Bennet seemed out of spirits, and immediately accounting for it by herself, by supposing that she did not like to go home again so soon, she added:.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Bertuccio is alone in the world; he uses my property without accounting for the use he makes of it; he is sure never to leave my service.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
I even had a short affair with a girl who lived in Jersey City and worked in the accounting department, but her brother began throwing mean looks in my direction so when she went on her vacation in July I let it blow quietly away.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
There are a million or two of business firms in the country, and five or ten times as many clerks; and consider the handling and rehandling, the accounting and reaccounting, the planning and worrying, the balancing of petty profit and loss.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
There is no accounting for luck; Jove gives prosperity to rich and poor just as he chooses, so you must take what he has seen fit to send you, and make the best of it.
And, as that is so, there is a discrepancy [taking a paper from his pocket] which I cannot account for.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context